HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS ONLINE: Hernando County homeowners can now apply online for a homestead exemption, the Property Appraiser's Office announced this week.
A homestead exemption is available for anyone who has purchased a new home that will be a permanent and primary residence and who does not get a tax benefit on any other home.
To apply, visit hernando county.us/pa. Click on "exemptions" and "apply online" for the list of documents needed to complete the process.
Applications are also accepted in person at the Property Appraiser's Office or by mail.
Applications submitted between now and March 1, will be accepted for the 2013 tax year.
COMMUNITY TRANSIT WORKSHOP: The Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a community transit workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Forest Oaks Villas Clubhouse, 8125 Forest Villas Circle, Spring Hill.
The workshop will provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the current fixed-route transit service known as THE Bus and several proposed changes to the system.
The proposed service and route modifications include: realignment of the red and purple routes along the Forest Oaks Boulevard corridor, relocation of the stop at the West Hernando Branch Library to the corner of Cortez Boulevard and Blackbird Avenue, elimination of the purple route's eastbound stop at Oak Hill Hospital and relocation of the stop at Da-Mac Estates to the intersection of Yontz Road and Howell Avenue.
MPO staffers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
For information, contact Dennis Dix or Steve Diez at (352) 754-4057 or send email to email@example.com.
Related items may be viewed online at hernandocounty.us/mpo and hernandobus.com.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEEDY SOUGHT: The following locations are collecting school supplies for those in need:
• Cadence Bank, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, will collect supplies for the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County through Aug. 10. On Aug. 10, there will be an ice cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. at the bank; visitors will have an opportunity to register to win a prize. Call (352) 666-5200.
• Spring Hill Jazzercise Fitness Center, 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will collect supplies from Aug. 13 to 20. Those who donate can try a class for free. Call (352) 442-8595
• Brooksville Jazzercise Center, 422 S Broad St., Brooksville, will collect supplies from Aug. 13 to 20. Those who donate can try a class for free. Call (352) 796-4796.